ZURICH (Reuters) - Former German FA president Wolfgang Niersbach will remain a member of the FIFA executive committee following his exit from the German soccer organization amid a scandal over the 2006 World Cup, a FIFA spokesman said on Tuesday.
"We can confirm that Mr Niersbach has informed FIFA that he will remain in his functions as a member of the FIFA executive committee," the spokesman said.
Niersbach resigned from the German FA on Monday, buckling under mounting pressure. He's under investigation for tax evasion linked to a controversial 6.7 million euro ($7.16 million) payment to FIFA.
(Reporting by Brian Homewood; Writing by John Miller editing by Joshua Franklin)